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Understanding the long diagnostic delay for hidradenitis suppurativa: a national survey among French general practitioners Article à paraître

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1 CHRU of Tours,
Department of Dermatology,
37044 Tours, France
2 Universities of Tours and Nantes,
SPHERE-INSERM 1246,
Tours, France
3 CHRU of Tours,
Clinical Investigation Center-INSERM 1415,
37000 Tours, France
4 CHRU of Tours,
Department of Plastic Surgery,
37044 Tours, France

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory, disabling, chronic skin disease with prevalence estimated at about 1% in the European population [1]. A long diagnostic delay has been identified with an average of 7.2 years based on the study of Saunte et al. which involved 24 countries [2] and 8.4 years based on a French survey [3]. The diagnostic delay for other inflammatory diseases is significantly shorter (e.g. five to nine months for Crohn's disease) [4]. The physical and psychological management [...]